Artful Reading with Beverley Fingerhut
Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel
Part One – Wednesday, May 22nd 2:00-3:30PM
Part Two – Wednesday, June 12th 2:00-3:30PM
Cost: each $25 + HST – Registration
Ninth Street Women
Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art
By Mary Gabriel
The rich, revealing, and thrilling story of five women whose lives and painting propelled a revolution in modern art, from the National Book Award finalist.
Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting–not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come.
The book review will be presented by Beverley Fingerhut, followed by a group discussion. Beverley holds degrees in history and art history. She is a former docent of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Beverley has done book reviews for public and private book clubs.